Mary Dondero lives and works in Warren, Rhode Island where she is one of the founding members of Imago Foundation for the Arts. For the past six years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Bristol Art Museum where she is Curator and Chair of Exhibitions. She is currently a full-time tenured faculty member in the Art Department at Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts. Dondero earned a BFA in Studio Art from Roger Williams University in 1980, focusing on graphic design, photography and printmaking. She went on to earn an MAT from Rhode Island School of Design. In 2003, she earned an MFA in Photography from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. In 2011, Dondero was awarded “Artist in Resident” at Zion National Park in Utah. The park’s environments include a limestone canyon and the painted-desert with geological formations reminiscent of the ocean, inspiring a new visual language for her work. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, her work is held in several collections such as the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, the Newport Art Museum, Healing Arts at RI hospital, the Zion Human History Museum in Utah, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire.
Pastel & Pencil on Paper